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Vermentino di Sardegna localia, Melis 2021

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A Sardinian specialty, vermentino thrives close to the sea and the wine pairs perfectly with seafood. Aromas of oranges and lemons lead on to more citrus pith, salt and lime on the refreshing palate. Lovely.
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Code: IT35121

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Vermentino
  • 75cl
  • Drinking now
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, natural
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan


Located in the Terralba commune in south-west Sardinia, the Melis estate was founded by lifelong winemaker Abele Melis in 1936, and is now owned by Flavio Melis.

Covering a total of 30 hectares, the estate’s six vineyards enjoy a superb position on sandy soil on the west coast of the island, with a consequent mild climate, and are further protected by the Monte Arcuentu coastal mountain range to the south.

Melis is best known for its superb vermentino, cannonau (the local name for grenache or garnacha) and mourvèdre (known locally as bovale sardo), and also grows malvasia, moscato, sangiovese and chardonnay.

Winemaker Lucien Angei was for many years a flying winemaker, and has probably made wine in more different countries than anyone else. Having been born in Provence near the Bandol appellation, where the wines are made primarily of mourvèdre, it seemed only natural for him to make wine in Terralba, the Sardinian capital of the same grape variety.

The team calls its traditional vermentino ‘iocalia’, a word that means ‘jewel’ in local dialect. Grapes are harvested early and fermented in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats to produce a fresh, aromatic wine.

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